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Meerlust Merlot 2016

Meerlust Merlot 2016
Meerlust Merlot 2016
Tasted late in 2018, the 2016 Meerlust Merlot was already showing great approachability and charm. The dark fruit and opulence of the wine is immediately apparent. We have been refining the viticulture to produce more balanced, flavourful fruit. Intense dark brambly fruit on the nose, mulberry, liquorice and damson plum with hints of dark chocolate and spice, tempered by a stony minerality. The  medium-full bodied palate offers generous, ripe, pure Merlot fruit with refreshing acidity, structured yet silky tannins and pronounced length and minerality. There is a core of juiciness, opulence and richness typical of the variety, while the Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot lend greater complexity to the wine.
Technical Analysis
alc 14.0
rs 3.2
pH 3.59
ta 5.8
Wine Information
Brand Group Meerlust

The Meerlust Merlot 2016 is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc for structure and acidity and 5% Petit Verdot which gives the wine a lifted floral aroma and polished, sleek tannins.

Variety Blend - Red
BlendPercent 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
FoodSuggest Red meats, game and strong cheeses.
Ageing Up to 12 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.
  • Range: Meerlust
R340.00 per bottle
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